Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017
In 2016, domestic tourism revenue in China increased to 13.6% to 4.69 trillion Yuan ($680 billion). It was confirmed by the People’s Daily citing an information released at a national tourism conference in Hunan province of Central China. According to the WTO’s estimates, tourism accounted for 11% of China’s GDP in 2016. Last year, domestic tourists made 4.44 billion trips, which was up by 11% year-on-year.
As for inbound trips, it was an increase of 3.8% to 138 million and outbound trips rose 4.3% to 122 million. Tourism authorities forecast that domestic trips would increase 10% to 4.88 billion this year. By 2020, the Chinese government plans to increase tourism revenue by 7 trillion Yuan.